Friday, February 15, 2019

Incessant noise

The building next door has been driving me insane.

Car park exhaust fans installed at a similar level to my unit has been coming on very early in the morning and the noise is terrible.

I wrote to the Environment Protection Authority, and was told it's outside their jurisdiction. I was directed to contact the local council, and was asked to fill out a log documenting the extent and nature of the noise for two weeks to see if the noise constituted a public nuisance.

I judiciously filled out the log. A few days after I submitted it, I got a reply saying that the council can't do anything because noise of this nature is normal for the city between 6am to 11pm.

I politely pointed out that the noise was now coming on at 5am, which prompted another round of email exchanges (including a request for me to send them some photos). That was over a week ago. I haven't heard back since.

The joys of city living.


2 comments:

Andrew said...

The car park fans should only come on at peak entry/exit times, say 8 to 9 in the morning and 4.30 to 6 in the evening. Our car park fans are very noisy, as are those of the office building behind us. I think they are a legal requirement but the times of operation should be precise.

Andrew said...

Ahem, you knew I would bite.